New Financial Aid Awards for 2021-22 Programs

Syracuse Abroad is excited to announce the addition of $1.4 million in scholarship and grant funding! We are reinvigorated by our University’s commitment to the field of international education and to the support of both Syracuse University students and students studying abroad with us from outside institutions. These funds help us deepen our commitment to global exploration and aim to help make studying abroad more accessible to students.

With generous support from the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience, this $1.4 million in new funds will be awarded to undergraduate students participating in semester programs during the 2021-22 academic year. It will apply to both Center and World Partner programs and is designed to assist students with financial need. Students will also remain eligible for all other existing scholarships and grants. As part of this funding initiative, we will be providing eligible students with the awards outlined below and lowering the admission application fee for fall 2021 semester programs.

New Awards for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022

Academic Excellence Award: Full-time semester program students with a GPA of 3.7 – 4.0 attending a fall or spring semester will receive an academic excellence award in the following amounts: $1,400 for fall 2021 programs and $650 for spring 2022 programs. The award is automatic, based on cumulative GPA as reported at the time of application to the program.

Need-Based Merit Award: Eligible full-time semester program students with a GPA of 3.0 – 3.69 will receive a need-based merit award in the following amounts: $1,000 for fall 2021 programs and $400 for spring 2022 programs. The award is automatic, based on the combination of qualifying GPA and financial need levels. 

Travel Assistance Grants: Eligible full-time semester program students will receive an award of $850 for fall 2021 and spring 2022 programs. This grant will be awarded to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the Syracuse University Office of Financial Aid. This grant will be a part of a student’s total financial aid package. Students will need to cover upfront costs of purchasing the flight as these funds will not be disbursed until closer to the start of the semester.

Application Fee Reduction: The application fee for all students has been reduced to $50 for fall 2021 semester programs.

Syracuse University Students

Not entirely sure what you qualify for? Grants and aid are determined by your financial need based on your FAFSA and CSS Profile,  and various eligibility criteria apply.

If you have further questions about discerning your eligibility, please contact your financial aid counselor.

Visiting Students

Students studying with Syracuse Abroad from partner institutions must first add Syracuse University to FAFSA in order to be considered for need-based awards. (Use code: 002882)